top of page
  • Writer's pictureStaff

Walkers Needed - Get Those Hiking Boots On!

NOTE: (22 May 2017) We have now closed this competition and have selected our walkers for the Sligo Walks video. Thanks to all who offered to help. We will keep everyone who responded informed of the launch date for this video and of upcoming organised walks along these routes.

We are about to get into production of a video to promote the beautiful walking amenities in County Sligo, located along the Wild Atlantic Way. During May and June 2017 we will be out and about with our camera crew filming some of the most scenic locations in the North West and could do with some extra help from you!

If you have a reasonable degree of fitness, are into the Great Outdoors and have a couple of days available, why not get in touch with us and register your interest and availability in becoming one of our on-screen walkers. We'll film you as you walk along selected parts of the following trails:

1. Knocknarea (the new walk from Strandhill to Queen Maeve's Cairn) which starts across the road from Sligo Rugby Club

2. Gortarowey Loop

3. Slish Wood

4. Union Wood

5. Killaspugsbrone (the coastal walk starting at the cannon in Strandhill and continuing past Sligo Airport)

6. South in Aghaidh an Aird (the looped walkway near Glencar Waterfall)

All of these walks are manageable to anyone with a relatively decent level of fitness. There's no need for you to be a mountaineer or regular hillwalker, just someone who enjoys the outdoors and who is available for 2-3 days in May or June. If you are interested, please drop us an email to with your contact details and a few lines on why you might be a suitable walker for our video.

Views of Knocknarea Mountain from Killaspugsbrone Church

We'll give you information on dates and times, rates of pay, and any other details you might need. You won't have any lines to learn, the tasks you'll be asked to complete will be straightforward - walking, stepping over a stile, looking at a map, all of the usual things you'd expect to see a walker do if they were out and about.

This video is being produced by Omedia for Sligo County Council to promote the wonderful walks of Sligo and to encourage individuals, families and walking groups to come and enjoy them. Get in touch if you are interested in getting involved. And check out if you want more information on these beautiful walks.

898 views0 comments
bottom of page